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YouTube TV is giving free previews of Showtime and EPIX through Nov. 2

EPIX and Showtime on YouTube TV.
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YouTube TV today announced in an email that subscribers will be getting a free preview of Showtime and EPIX from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2.

The free preview will begin at noon Eastern time Oct. 30, and end at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2. Current YouTube TV subscribers don't have to do anything extra to take advantage of the preview — it'll just show up. But if you want to keep the channels after the preview period, you'll have to enable them in your account settings.

Showtime regularly costs $11 a month as an add-on for YouTube TV. EPIX costs $6 a month.

Here's the email itself, which really is a marketing thing and not a press release:

Ready to watch SHOWTIME® series like The Good Lord Bird and Shameless? Dying to stream hit EPIX® originals like Godfather of Harlem and Britannia? From October 30 through November 2 only, you can do just that with a free preview of 2 of our most popular add-on channels. Look for them in your Home tab during the preview.*

YouTube TV itself costs $64.99 a month. In addition to your local channels (which will vary a little depending on where you live) it has a competitive stable of channels and is currently either No. 2 or No. 3 in our list of the biggest live TV streaming services. It has unlimited DVR and can have up to six family members attached to a single account, so you can get your own recommendations and recordings without having to sift through everyone else's.

Along with those two add-ons, YouTube TV also has the following as premium options:

  • HBO/HBO Max ($14.99 a month)
  • Sports Plus ($10.99 a month, includes NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, GOLTV, Fox Soccer Plus, MAVTV Motorsports Network, TVG, and Stadium)
  • STARZ ($9 a month)
  • Cinemax ($9.99 a month)
  • CuriosityStream ($3 a month)
  • AMC Premiere ($5 a month)
  • Shudder ($6 a month)
  • Sundance Now ($7 a month)
  • Urban Movie Channel ($5 a month)
  • Acorn TV ($6 a month)
Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.